www.investbcm.com

About the Company

BCM’s tactical growth strategies seek to help investors participate in bull markets and protect against large bear-market losses. We have the expertise to create quantitative strategies that can help investors achieve this goal. Our client-centric perspective enables us to deliver these strategies with simple, comprehensible and low-cost investment solutions that meet investors’ needs.

Leadership 

Dave Haviland - Managing Partner/Portfolio Manager

Dave is a Managing Partner of Boston-based Beaumont Financial Partners and the lead Portfolio Manager of Beaumont Capital Management (BCM). In addition to managing the BCM strategies, his responsibilities include Chairing the BCM Investment Committee, strategy creation, thought leadership and ongoing business development.

With three decades of experience, Dave has worked in the financial industry since 1986 and has spent most of his career as an investment advisor. His advisory background has provided him with a unique perspective on managing the BCM Strategies. In 1993, Dave joined his father at H & Co. Financial Services and in October 2000, under his management, Dave merged H & Co. into Beaumont Financial partners (BFP). In 2009, Dave created the BCM division and has been the steward of BCM’s rapid yet purposeful growth.

Outside of the office, Dave has always been active in his community. He has served as Treasurer for several organizations, volunteered six years on the Dover School Committee, including multiple chairmanships, and currently serves as Dover’s Assistant Town Moderator. Dave enjoyed coaching his three boys in just about every sport; he and his wife Kate, along with their sons, are active trap and skeet enthusiasts and registered Therapy Dog handlers. Dave is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and an honors graduate of the University of Vermont.

Bluestone Capital Management

www.bluestonecm.com

About the Company

Bluestone Capital Management is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor that specializes in the management of separately managed accounts, limited partnership funds, and provides portfolio management services to advisory firms, RIAs, high net worth individuals, endowments, and family offices.

The Bluestone Elite strategy utilizes tactical asset management to improve the risk adjusted return versus a traditional all equity portfolio over the course of a full market cycle. The strategy primarily utilizes ETFs and equities but may access fixed income and preferred securities for the purposes of portfolio construction. The Manager uses a top-down approach to identify sectors that we believe will produce strong or weak relative performance to the overall market and makes investments to capitalize on these market opinions. When the manager deems it appropriate to position the portfolio defensively, this strategy considers cash to be an asset class and will allocate a significant percentage to cash and cash equivalents. 

Leadership

Brian C. Shevland - Bluestone Elite Fund Manager

Brian has over 12 years’ experience in portfolio management with a focus on institutional quality asset management, pensions, and retirement plans. Brian founded and managed Shevland Capital, an investment management business where he focused his efforts on tactical asset allocation strategies based on his theory that diversification alone does not provide significant enough protection against major market downturns. He has significant experience in the analysis and trading of ETFs and equities as well as researching companies in a variety of industries and sectors. Brian has advised investment management firms, pensions, and endowments on their investment portfolios. In 2010, Brian co-founded Bluestone Capital Management with Lee Calfo to focus primarily on institutional asset management and offering access to several popular strategies including portfolios designed for income as well as tactical portfolios designed for growth. Brian graduated with a BS in Business from the Honors Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and studied International Finance at University of Roehampton in London, England.

Lee A. CalfoBluestone Elite Fund Manager

Lee has over 12 years experience in portfolio management and research on financial services firms. He was previously the Chief Investment Officer of Green Mountain Capital, L.P., and a portfolio manager for 1914 Advisors, a division of Boenning & Scattergood; prior to that he was with Cohen & Company having responsibility for portfolio management and investment research. At Cohen he served as Chief Investment Officer and portfolio manager of the firm’s equity hedge fund and prior to that was Director of Research. In addition, he helped develop and oversee the firm’s Bank & Trust Preferred collateral management program, which grew to over $10 billion in assets and served on its credit committee. Previously he worked at Miller & Jacobs Capital in the capacity of equity research analyst form the financial services-focused Acadia Research Group and Acadia Hedge Fund divisions; prior to that he was a senior analyst with Emerald Asset Management. Lee has a BS in Finance from Penn State University. He holds the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 79, 86 and 87 licenses.

 

 

 

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www.cardencapital.com

About the Company

Carden Capital provides a comprehensive suite of investment solutions designed to outperform benchmark indices on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis.  Our investment solutions seek to have a high correlation with their benchmark during bull markets and an inverse correlation during bear markets, thereby offering strong diversification benefits for investors.

Leadership

Sean WrightManaging Partner

Sean Wright is a Managing Partner of Carden Capital. Prior to his entrepreneurial career and founding Carden Capital, Sean worked at Allianz Capital Partners in Munich, Germany, where he focused on leveraged buyouts and mezzanine lending for companies throughout Europe.  Sean started his career as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in New York and London, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and acquisition finance.  Sean attended the University of Pennsylvania where he earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business with a finance emphasis and an M.A. in International Studies from the School of Arts and Sciences.  Sean graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Germany language. 

Gavan DuemkeManaging Partner

Gavan Duemke is a Managing Partner of Carden Capital.  Prior to joining Carden Capital, Gavan served as chief investment officer of a Colorado-based asset manager where he created systematic investment strategies. Gavan previously served as managing partner for a forestry fund.  Prior to the forestry fund, Gavan structured and executed derivatives transactions for international corporations and financial institutions while managing a trading desk at Chatham Financial in London, UK.  Gavan currently teaches Advanced Portfolio Management and Trading Financial Markets as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Colorado, Denver. As an undergraduate, Gavan attended the University of Cologne, Germany where he studied medicine and later business administration. Gavan received an M.B.A. from the University of Oxford, UK with a finance emphasis.

 

 

 

www.buckheadcapital.com

About the Company

Buckhead Capital Management, LLC is an investment management firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide Equity and Fixed Income asset management services to Institutional and High Net Worth clients. We appreciate your interest in our firm. Please email us at info@buckheadcapital.com for more information

Leadership

Matthew R. Boden, CFA - Portfolio Manager

Mr. Boden serves as a Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income and Balanced Portfolios.  Prior to joining Buckhead, he was Portfolio Manager with StableRiver Capital Management, where he was responsible for managing $2 billion in fixed income assets for institutional clients.  Prior to StableRiver, he worked for both ValuBond Securities and JP Morgan. Mr. Boden received a B.S. in MSIS from Penn State and an M.B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University. He is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts.

Chad Stephens - Portfolio Manager

Mr. Stephens is a Portfolio Manager for the firm’s Fixed Income and Balanced portfolios.  Prior to joining Buckhead Capital in 2016, he spent 15 years with StableRiver Capital Management where he specialized in securitized products on a fixed-income team that managed over $9 billion for institutional clients and mutual funds.  Prior to joining StableRiver (owned by SunTrust Bank until June 2014), Chad worked for Wachovia Securities in fixed-income trading for seven years.  He began his career with South Carolina National Bank as a credit analyst after graduating in 1989 from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Science in Business.

 

 

 

 

 

Julex Capital Management

www.julexcapital.com

About the Company

Julex Capital Management, LLC (Julex), founded in 2012 and registered in Massachusetts, is an investment advisory firm dedicated to creating innovative outcome-oriented solutions for institutions and individuals. Julex is managed by industry veterans with strong academic and practical experience in portfolio management, asset allocation, risk management and quantitative research across asset management, hedge fund and insurance industries. Julex offers a variety of multi-asset, rule-based, and risk-managed total return strategies that are designed to deliver consistent returns with low volatility and drawdowns in both bull and bear markets.  Julex believes that traditional benchmark-centric investment approach and other alternative investment strategies do not provide adequate downside protection to investors’ portfolios, as evidenced during the financial crisis of 2008. By actively managing the downside risks through Julex’s strategies, investors can not only seek to fully enjoy the upside potentials the markets offer, but also seek to avoid the painful losses that destroy wealth and confidence during market downturns.

Leadership

Henry MaPresident & Chief Investment Officer (henry.ma@julexcapital.com)

Dr. Ma has two decades of extensive hands-on and leadership experience in portfolio management, asset allocation, fixed income and global macro investments, and risk management.  Prior to founding Julex, he worked as a Portfolio Manager with Geode Capital Management (a Fidelity affiliate), where he launched a global macro hedge fund which traded currencies, commodities and equity options. Earlier, he served as Director of Quantitative Research and Financial Engineering with Loomis Sayles & Co., and Director of Quantitative Research and Risk Management with Fortis Investments. He led quantitative research and risk management groups to develop quantiative strategies, portfolio risk analytics and structured credit strategies.  Dr. Ma also worked as Senior Vice President and Director of Fixed Income Strategies at Sun Life Financial, where he helped manage $30 billion in fixed income assets and chaired the investment strategy and asset/liability management committee. His investment career began with John Hancock Financial Services as a Senior Associate Investment Officer. He developed investment and derivatives strategies as well as oversaw $3 billion in a multi-asset portfolio. Dr. Ma is a published author and an industry speaker on the topics of quantitative investing, risk management and structured finance. He earned a Bachelor and a Master in Economics and Management from Peking University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University.

Jeffrey Megar - CFA/Managing Director

Mr. Megar brings almost 20 years of investment management experience to Julex Capital. Most recently he was with F-Squared Investments where he was Senior Vice President and Investment Committee member. Prior to that he was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at State Street Global Advisors, where he had portfolio management oversight on a high yield bond mutual fund and institutional strategies. Before joining State Street, Mr. Megar was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Fortis Investments where he helped establish Fortis’ structured credit business, launching the firms inaugural Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO). While at Fortis, he established a comprehensive investment and credit review process and managed the firms Leveraged Loan platform. Prior to Fortis, Mr. Megar held various credit position at CypressTree Investment Management and Prospect Street Investments. He received is BA in Economics from Framingham State University and his MBA in Financial Management from Northeastern University. In addition he holds the Charted Financial Analyst designation.

 

 

 

Navellier Calculated Investments

www.navellier.com

About the Company

Louis G. Navellier, Chairman and Founder of Navellier & Associates, Inc., began publishing his quantitative analysis on growth stocks in 1980. In 1987 he started managing private accounts for high-net-worth individuals, and shortly thereafter for public plans, Taft-Hartley plans, corporate pension funds, endowments, and foundations.

Since that time, Navellier & Associates has guided thousands of investors by applying its disciplined, quantitative investment process to a broad range of equity products.

 Leadership

Louis Navellier - Chairman & Founder

Louis  is Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc., located in Reno, Nevada. With decades of experience translating what had been purely academic techniques into real market applications, he believes that disciplined, quantitative analysis can select stocks that will significantly outperform the overall market.

Mr. Navellier employs a three-step, highly disciplined, bottom-up stock selection process focusing on quantitative analysis, fundamental analysis, and optimization of the securities selected for the portfolio. In 1980, Mr. Navellier began publishing his research in his stock advisory newsletter, the MPT Review. Since 1987, he has been active in the management of individual portfolios, mutual funds, and institutional portfolios.

A charismatic figure with a reputation for solid leadership, Louis Navellier has been covered by a wide range of international media. In addition to appearing on CNBCBloombergThe Nightly Business Report, and Wall Street Week, he has been featured in Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, Money, Smart Money, and The Wall Street Journal. Most recently he was profiled in Kenneth A. Stern's book Secrets of the Investment All-Stars in the interview "Louis Navellier, A Man Who Has Beat Them All." He is also featured in Alan R. Ackerman's Investing Under Fire: Winner Strategies from the Masters for Bulls, Bears, and the Bewildered.

Mr. Navellier received a B.S. in business administration in 1978 and an M.B.A. in finance in 1979 from California State University - Hayward.

 

 

 

StatiFi

www.stratifi.com

 About the Company

StratiFi's mission is to help investment advisors deliver better investment outcomes to their clients through option overlays. By leveraging state of the art technology and machine learning, we help advisors dynamically manage portfolio risk in real time. StratiFi is an SEC registered investment advisor managing assets on behalf of other wealth managers. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in wealth advisory, investment management and software development.

 Leadership

Justin Lent - Director, Systematic Investing

Justin is primarily responsible for managing the current investment strategies and evolving the investment product roadmap. He works closely with the trading and research groups to constantly improve the investment process with risk/return models, portfolio analytics tools, and performance attribution analysis. Justin also helps with the overall business through his contributions to client interactions, conferences and research papers.

Justin earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.  Most recently he worked as Director of Hedge Fund Development where he developed methodologies for discovering algorithmic strategies from a community of users for eventual capital allocation. Prior to that Justin’s work focused on data analytics at large financial institutions and product development of a financial analytics platform.  He started his career as a Market Risk Analyst in the long-short equity, and index options trading space.

Validus

www.validusgrowth.com

About the Company

Validus is a research-focused, independent growth equity manager. Using proprietary research methods that evolve over time, Validus implements fundamentally-driven strategies with active risk-mitigation techniques to enhance down-side protection.

In a world where rules and algorithms are substituted for human involvement, Validus was founded on the idea that judgment matters.  We focus on stock-specific fundamentals and buying behaviors rather than Wall Street opinions.

Leadership

Marc C. ScalzoManaging Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Scalzo is also the Chief Investment Officer of Lucia Capital Management, a registered investment advisor, which has assets under management of approximately $450 million. Prior to founding the Sub-Advisor, Mr. Scalzo was Co-Portfolio Manager and Director of Research at Aletheia Research and Management, Inc. In conjunction with its CIO, he was responsible for managing all the firm’s long-only model portfolios which reached more than $7 billion in assets under management.

Mr. Scalzo also worked to institute and maintain the integrity of the firm’s investment process while managing a staff of seven research analysts. In addition, Mr. Scalzo has 20 years of experience as an investment banker, including 15 years working for Putnam Lovell NBF, a premier boutique investment banking firm in the asset management industry. Mr. Scalzo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.